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Clothing vendors accused of copying Unicolors Inc. fabric design

LOS ANGELES – Several clothing vendors and retailers are accused of copying a fabric design without permission.

Jerry Leigh of California Inc. accused of using trademarked shirt design

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles clothing company alleges a Van Nuys corporation has been selling shirts with its design.

Medical Data Systems Inc. accused of invading privacy with collection calls

SACRAMENTO – A Sacramento man has filed a class-action suit over calls he allegedly received from a debt collector.

Crescent City Harbor District alleges it is owed by vessel, owner for fees

SAN FRANCISCO – The owner of a fishing vessel is facing a suit from a harbor district over allegations that it failed to pay permit fees.

Star Fabrics Inc. over allegedly illegal distribution of fabric designs

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles company alleges its textile designs were illegally distributed.

Homeowners allege Select Portfolio Servicing imposed unlawful conditions regarding insurance check

LOS ANGELES – Two homeowners allege a loan servicer has refused to endorse an insurance check for home repairs.

Consumer alleges TransUnion sent audio version of credit report instead of written

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County man alleges a credit information provider sent him his credit report in audio format instead of written.

Application developer alleges its Facebook 'gripe' site does not infringe trademark

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco application developer alleges it was harmed by a social media company's practices.

Pension plans seek court's help in dispute regarding off-benefit contributions

LOS ANGELES – Declaratory relief is sought from pension plans in California and Michigan regarding off-benefit contributions.

Brand Tarzana Surgical Institute Inc. alleges insurers underpaid caims

LOS ANGELES – A surgery center in Tarzana alleges insurers did not adequately reimburse it for services provided.

D&A Services accused of violating laws when attempting to collect alleged debt

SAN DIEGO – An individual claims a San Diego County debt collector tried to collect a higher amount for an alleged debt that what was actually owed.

Woman claims Citibank called her more than 300 times over alleged debt

LOS ANGELES – A San Bernardino County woman alleges a debt collector has harassed her with hundreds of calls.

Plan P2 Promotions alleges San Diego company sells counterfeit Trump bobble heads

SAN DIEGO – A Los Angeles bobble head manufacturer alleges a San Diego real estate company is selling counterfeit Donald Trump bobble heads.

Tencent Holdings Limited alleges Delson Group Inc. tried to register its mark

SAN FRANCISCO – An Internet and media business based in China alleges a Santa Clara company applied to register the plaintiff's trademark as its own.

Attorneys need to venue shop and find the right plaintiffs in talc-related cancer cases, Mass Torts speakers say

LAS VEGAS (Northern California Record) – California is a very attractive venue in which to bring cases alleging a connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer but plaintiffs must be carefully chosen, attorneys said during a recent trial lawyer gathering.

Court gives California employers a break – but not a full vacation – from PTO reporting requirements

SANTA ANA, California – California employers looking for clarification on whether they are required to report accrued vacation or paid time off (PTO) on each wage statement for every employee have received a decision that takes some careful reading to understand.

Settlement proves costly in case of pre-recorded phone calls

&&&CALIFORNIA--The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has approved the settlement terms of the class action lawsuit Stemple v. QC Holdings. The plaintiff, Paul Stemple, filed a complaint against QC Holdings alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by contacting him – and others – via cell phone.

Indian Child Welfare Act could come under scrutiny of Supreme Court

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to hear a case related to the removal of a 1/64 Native American girl from her potential adoptive family in accordance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

New ruling impacts real estate companies representing both buyers and sellers

SACRAMENTO, California – On Nov. 22, the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that promises to have a significant impact on how real estate transactions are handled in this state.

Judge tosses lawsuit accusing Twitter of failing to block ISIS propaganda

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of facilitating a terrorist who killed two United States contractors in Jordan last year.